Monday, 19 October 2015
Pallas's Warbler and Firecrest
One of these little beauties was on Bardsey today. Here's a shot I got of one on Saturday where I popped over to the East Coast for the day. Between Spurn and Flamborough I had 2 Pallas's Warblers, Firecrest, American Golden Plover, 2 GG Shrikes, Jack Snipe bobbing, Siberian Stonechat and lots of visible migration. Redwings, Fieldfare and Swallow overhead together, Goldcrests in every bush. You really do get to see migration in full swing, plus a handful of rare/scarce birds all in one day = happy birder!
Otherwise today there were 2 Firecrests reported at Conwy RSPB, hopefully back for the winter.